Minor/Repaint: Studio Series Nitro Zeus

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Burnout00012, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. Burnout00012

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    Been waiting for KSI Boss to arrive for a while now, had a head waiting for him for ages, and it's finally all come together. All he needed was a few touchups and detail highlights.

    All paintwork was done with sharpies.

    "Bite my shiny metal ass. I mean, say hello to your wife for me!"

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  2. Scarlet knight

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    That's great
     
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    Say hello to your wife for me may just be nitro being a horrible person, or it means...SOMETHING ELSE!?! (Jobby screaming)
     
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  4. LZSchneider

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    I'm sorry, did you say you painted it with sharpies? What? How? What sort of special sharpies did you us? Are there any advantages with using sharpies over paints?
     
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    That's right! I use name brand metallic sharpies for the details (silver, gold, metallic blue), as well as black and red brush tipped ones for certain areas. I'd say that paints would probably be better in the long run, but I'm so used to using sharpies by now that I feel truly comfortable using them for projects like this. For me, they're easier to fix if you make a mistake, and tend to have a much more even coating, without the chance of things like buildup making unwanted textures.
     
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    Wow, thanks for the reply. You're a complete maniac. Do you have more sharpied bots? I'd love to check em out. Cause while I enjoy painting I lack the patience for it, and it seems like sharpies saves a whole lotta time in comparison.
     
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    Dude.hes right. Ive been building ultra high end models for years..my whole life. I used to completely repaint, and paint figures..now..I just sit and use sharpies most of the time unless its a big paint area. The Sharpie Metallic pack is awesome, Then I got a nice color pack with fine points for panel lining. Its so easy and LOOKS GREAT. Also I dont seem to worry about rubbery plastic getting eaten by enamels or acrylics flaking off.

    Sharpies dude. Go get you the 3 pack of metallics and get to work.
     
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    I will DM you some examples of my other sharpie work!
     
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    Wonderful. Thanks for sliding into my DMs, Burnout. I also appreciate your and Snake_eyes further explanations on how, sharpies, of all tools, actually look good for figures.

    Ya gotta understand, like most people, when I hear sharpie I immediately think of fat, beer can thick pens that stain clothes and smear. Even after you guys explained how they have a line of finer pointed pens, I'm still amazed by what Burnout has gotten out of em. Well done.
     
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    Whoever thought not retooling boss would be fine should be fired
     
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    If they ever make a Nitro Zues in the SS line I swear he better look exactly like this
     
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    He looks amazing!
     
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    Incredible job, this looks spot on! I can’t believe you did it all with Sharpies.

    Did you gloss coat it? My experience with Sharpies is that they tend to wear off pretty easily, though maybe it was just the kind I was using.

    Anyway, great work!
     
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    I don't, actually. Really the only ones I have to worry about wearing off is the metallics, and really only on smooth plastic. The best plastic to sharpie is when it's slightly rough, or has a bit of texture to it. Black otherwise tends to stay pretty well on any surface, same with most other colors, after given ample time to dry. Nitro still looks as spectacular as when I first did him!
     
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